costa blancaA FOUR-YEAR-OLD British boy drowned in a Costa Blanca swimming pool last night.

Local authorities said emergency services were called to the scene in Torrevieja but the child was dead by the time they arrived.

It is believed the boy and his parents had only just started their holiday.

A UK Foreign Office spokesman said: “”Following the death of a British national in Spain, we are providing support to their family. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.”